Origin of antepenult
Examples from the Web for antepenult
For purposes of assonance little use is made of words accented on a syllable preceding the antepenult.
The accent must fall on the penult, if it was long, otherwise on the antepenult of the word.The Common People of Ancient Rome|Frank Frost Abbott
If the penult is short, the antepenult is accented provided it be long: Sansthā́naka.The Little Clay Cart|(Attributed To) King Shudraka
Words llanas may assonate with words accented on the antepenult (esdrjulas).
Words ending in ous have the accents on the antepenult, as uxrious, volptuous.A Grammar of the English Tongue|Samuel Johnson